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EMD E-8/9 Locomotives

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Fifth Release
Announced: 07-30-11
Orders Due: 08-24-11
ETA: December 2011
Fourth Release
Announced: 10-06-10
Orders Due: 11-20-10
ETA: April 2011
Third Release
Announced: 09-07-10
Orders Due: 10-23-10
ETA: March 2011
"Second" Release
Announced: 05-30-08
Orders Due: 06-21-08
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"First" Release
Announced: 11-09-07
Orders Due: 11-21-07
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Prototype Information

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • EMD E-units were a line of passenger train diesel locomotives built by the General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) and its predecessor the Electro-Motive Corporation (EMC).
  • Final assembly for all E-units was in La Grange, Illinois.
  • Production ran from May, 1937, to December, 1963.
  • The name E-units refers to the model numbers given to each successive type, which all began with E. The E originally stood for eighteen hundred horsepower (1300 kW), the power output of the earliest model, but the letter was kept for later models of far higher power ratings.

Like many early passenger locomotives, E-units used two engines to achieve the rated power. This was due to the technology of the time limiting the power that could be developed by a single engine. Even so, while E-units were used singly for shorter trains, longer trains needed multiple locomotive units; many railroads used triple units. E-units could be purchased either with or without driving cabs; units with a cab are called A units or lead units, while cabless units are called B units or booster units. B units did contain simple controls for hostling purposes, but they could not be so controlled on the main line. The locomotive units were linked together with MU cables which enabled the crew in the lead unit at the front to control the trailing units. Railroads tended to buy either ABA sets (two driving cab-equipped units facing in opposite directions with a booster in between) or ABB sets (a single driving cab with a pair of boosters). The former did not need to be turned to pull in either direction, but B units were cheaper than A units and they made for a smoother line to the train.

E8 - 421 A units and 39 B units built.
E9 - 100 A units and 44 B units built.

Model Features ("Second" Production)
    Pennsylvania Railroad - Operate the “Broadway Ltd” on your layout all the way from New York to Chicago!  Example: New York to Harrisburg using the GG1 and from Harrisburg to Chicago the BL was pulled by two E8A locomotives.  Two brand new numbers with updated matching “Broadway Ltd” paint will be available on these E8A units.
Pennsylvania specific details
  • Single Headlight
  • Non-Dynamic Brakes
  • Straight Pilot
  • Updated Broadway Limited Paint deco

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Southern Pacific – Now offering two new E’s in “Daylight” colors for the Southern Pacific! Whether pulling the “Morning Daylight” or even a less famous Southern Pacific passenger train, these E-unit locomotives will prove a valuable addition to any SP layout.

Southern Pacific specific details

  • Dual Headlight
  • Dynamic Brakes
  • Chin Pilot
  • Updated Morning Daylight Paint deco
Applicable to both versions:
  • All detail parts installed
  • Directional operating headlight
  • Lighted number boards
  • Kato magnetic knuckle couplers on the front and rear of the locomotive
  • DCC friendly

Wig-Wag note:  Kato's use of the term "DCC friendly" is not in keeping with the terminology used within the DCC community.  In accordance with accepted terminology these locos are "DCC Ready" in that they are ready for a drop-in board including the Digitrax DN163K0A.

Model Features ("First" Production)


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Kato has updated this new production of locomotives with golden white LED headlights, Body mounted Kato Magnetic Knuckle Coupler and illuminated number boards. The E8/9 Union Pacific Paint Scheme will be prototypically appropriate for the Union Pacific Smooth Side Passenger 4 Car set, allowing you to build complete prototypical trains.

Item Description Pricing & Order Link
"Fifth" Release
Part #: Kat-176-5311 - Pennsylvania Railroad (Tuscan Red) - Road #: 5711 - EMD E8A

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New power for the Broadway Limited! Coming this December is a brand new run of EMD E8A locomotives in Pennsylvania Railroad colors (matching the Broadway Limited in paint and in locomotive details).


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Part #: Kat-176-5312 - Pennsylvania Railroad (Tuscan Red) - Road #: 5809 - EMD E8A


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"Fourth" Release
Part #: Kat-176-5315 Union Pacific - Road #: 944 - EMD E-9A

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This Loco pulls the following set:
City of Los Angeles Passenger Set


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Part #: Kat-176-5316 Union Pacific - Road #: 952 - EMD E-9A

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This Loco pulls the following set:
City of Los Angeles Passenger Set


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Part #: Kat-176-5352 Union Pacific - Road #: 953B - EMD E-9B

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This Loco pulls the following set:
City of Los Angeles Passenger Set


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Part #: Kat-176-5353 Union Pacific - Road #: 970B - EMD E-9B

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This Loco pulls the following set:
City of Los Angeles Passenger Set


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"Third" Release

Part #: Kat-176-5341 Amtrak Phase I - Road #: 419 - EMD E-8A


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This Loco pulls the following set:
Amtrak Phase I 4-Car Passenger Set

 


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Part #: Kat-176-5343 Penn Central - Road #: 4285 - EMD E-8A


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This Loco pulls the following set:
Penn Central 4-Car Passenger Set


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"Second" Release
Part #: Kat-176-5307 Southern Pacific - Road #: 6018 - EMD E-8/9A
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Part #: Kat-176-5308 Southern Pacific - Road #: 6046 - EMD E-8/9A
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Southern Pacific "Morning Daylight" passenger cars for these to pull are posted here
Part #: Kat-176-5309 Pennsylvania RR - Road #: 5715 - EMD E-8/9A
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Part #: Kat-176-5310 Pennsylvania RR - Road #: 5893 - EMD E-8/9A
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Pennsylvania Railroad "Broadway Limted" passenger cars for these to pull are posted here
"First" Release
Part #: Kat-176-5305 Union Pacific - Road #: 951 - EMD E-8/9A
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Part #: Kat-176-5306 Union Pacific - Road #: 956 - EMD E-8/9A


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Part #: Kat-176-5351 Union Pacific - Road #: 951B - EMD E-8/9B (B-Unit)
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Union Pacific passenger cars for these to pull are posted here
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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

Last Update by:  JR
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3:21 PM

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